14th Project Innovation Contest – 2025

(in conjunction with 21st ICDCIT – 2025

9th – 11th January 2025
Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Submission Link: To be updated soon.

Project Innovation Contest (PIC) a sister concern activity of ICDCIT launched in the year 2012. It has been significantly contributing for the betterment of the society, since its genesis, by providing a stepping stone for the young innovative minds. The sole objective of PIC is to motivate the student community to develop inventive projects that shall ameliorate the human lifestyle and society at large.

14st PIC-2025 which will be held in conjunction with the 21st ICDCIT during January 2025 invites project contributions from students of any stream of B.E / B.Tech/BCA/BSc(Comp. Science)/MBA/ MTech/ MCA/ MSc/ BBA/MBBS and Diploma to demonstrate their technical proficiency and creative problem-solving abilities with the aid of Computer Science and Information Technology.

PIC platform is open to the students of B.E, B. Tech, MCA, BCA, BSc (CS&IT) and MSc(CS&IT) to showcase their technical skills and innovative thinking in solving real life problems.

The primary themes of Project Innovation Contest are given below but not restricted to:

  • Software projects
  • Android apps
  • Web based projects
  • Cloud Computing projects
  • Automated Systems in Agriculture/ Healthcare
  • Networking Projects
  • Non-renewable energy source models
  • Ecosystem maintenance
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Image processing projects
  • NLP based Project
  • VLSI projects
  • Automatic Speech Recognition(ASR) based Project
  • Information security projects
  • Biomedical / Bioinformatics Projects
  • Internet of Things
  • Embedded systems projects
  • Micro-controller projects
  • Robotics projects

The submitted projects will pass through the blind peer review process. The selected project groups will be invited to showcase their work with demonstrated models and presentation during the conference. The best 3 projects will be awarded attractive prizes. Further, all the selected projects’ work will be published in a proceeding/book form with an ISBN (approval under progress).

Prize money

1st Prize: Rs. 15,000/-

2nd Prize: Rs. 10,000/-

3rd Prize: Rs. 7,000/-


  • A team must comprise of not more than 3 members (2 students + 1 advisor/mentor/guide).
  • Students can be from any stream of B.E / B.Tech /MTech / MCA /MSc/ MBA/ BCA/ BBA/MBA/MBBS/ BSc(Comp. Science) and Diploma.
  • Each team must have an advisor/mentor/guide.
  • Members of a team must be affiliated with the same educational institute.
  • The project has to be recommended by the head of the Institute/Department.


  • Soft copy of the project template, must be submitted through the Microsoft CMT Link only.
  • Only selected projects will be called for the presentation and that will be intimated through their provided email id.
  • Contestants need to meet all of the following requirements at the time of the final contest presentation:
    • Be enrolled as a student at an accredited educational institution.
    • Not be involved in any part of the administration of the contest.
    • Not already enrolled in another team with a different project.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Each project will be evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers.
  • The evaluation will be mainly based on the following key points:
    • Innovation
    • Societal contribution
    • Technology Adopted
    • Cost Incurred
    • Commercial Implications.
    • Compliance to any two of the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)


Hostel accommodation will be provided to the participants of the selected project for the presentation(3 members only).

To-and-fro fare (only Sleeper Class) will be provided to outside participants.

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission: 10th November 2024

Acceptance Notification: 11th November 2024

Project Submission Format:

Submission link: To be updated soon
Submission link: To be updated soon

For Queries contact:

PIC-2025 chairs:

Dr. Satya Ranjan Dash

Associate Professor, School of Computer Applications,
KIIT (Deemed to be University),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Ph- 9861093702
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Lalit Kumar Vashishtha

Assistant Professor, School of Computer Engineering,
KIIT (Deemed to be University),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Ph- 9668224395
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Pratyusa Mukherjee

Assistant Professor, School of Computer Engineering,
KIIT (Deemed to be University),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Ph- 9861937376
Email: [email protected]

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Santosh Kumar Sahu, Senior Programming Officer, ONGC, Dehradun
  • Dr. Manas Ranjan Pradhan, Associate Professor, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE
  • Abhishek Shakhya, Multiplier Technologies, Singapore
  • Dr. Bindu Agarwalla, KIIT, India